Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Holiday Entertaining

Hopefully all of you are done with your shopping and are busy in the kitchen baking delicious treats. Around here we started thinking on the Christmas Eve menu... As you know in Latin America you celebrate Christmas Eve with a nice dinner with the family and Christmas Day is to have lunch with other members of the family. So, it's two days of food and party.

Here are some links that will help you with all the prep work for your Holiday entertaining:


Martha Stewart has a great guide on how to set up the table for dinner. I love it because it has detailed explanations and drawings that make things so much easier!

I love this decorating fro Style and Home on holiday decoration with Silver and Gold. The images are stunning and I believe you can add color to everything in there

The Food Network has a whole Holiday Baking guide with recipes and videos with instructions on how to make delicious sweets and the most complicated dishes.

Have a great day and hope you're holiday planning is running smoothly!

19 comments:

  1. I want it all but this year I would really just like someone to come in and do the table and the cooking. I usually love doing it all, from the planning to prep to completetion but not so much this year. I'd like to wake up on Christams eve and find my table beautifully set and the lovely smells of a delicious dinner cooking.

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  2. lovely! i have dreams of being able to throw a gorgeous holiday party in my home someday. unfortunately, being a city girl means very tiny apartments. we have an awesome courtyard in our current home for outdoor entertaining though, so maybe i'll throw a christmas in july party when it's warm. :) have fun with your festivities!

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  3. Thanks for posting all of these links!! The pictures are enticing :)

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  4. Those macarons look amazing!! Thanks for your comment on my blog! I've followed you, follow me back if you like :)

    - the runaway

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  5. These are gorgeous photos -- gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! And I sooo love the Food Network!

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  6. That table setting is just gorgeous! Since John and I will be celebrating Christmas with both our families, we'll actually have THREE big holiday meals! I can't wait!

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  7. yummy sweets! my mom always makes around 5 types of cookies each year. :)

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  8. very lovely!

    xo Alison

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  9. Like the simple but extremely stylished dining table! and The sweet picture made me grab after a gingerbread cookie supplement right away!

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  10. Great links! We do Christmas Eve big too.

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  11. We're sailing along. Almost done shopping and wrapping away. And of course, baking!

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  12. I'm not into baking, I did cook me a mean mac n cheese though

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  13. Oh my...those chocolate pecan cookies have my name written all over them...it could be very dangerous for my waistline if I discovered the recipe!

    ~jermaine

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  14. I'm just RIDICULOUSLY obsessed with all things Martha Stewart. The woman is a genius, honestly -- and nothing is better than Martha at the holidays!
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  15. yummy sweeets & wonderful pics. hugs

    http://design-elements-blog.com/

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  16. Those macaroons are precious! I don't celebrate Christmas, but I think I'll have to do some holiday baking anyway. :)

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  17. Those macaroons look so yummy ... I want to eat them right now

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  18. I'm planning on doing a whole lot of Christmas baking this weekend - can't wait to get the kitchen smelling good.

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